Iowa Lakes by Region
- East Okoboji Lake
- Spirit Lake
- Iowa Great Lakes
- Storm Lake
- Okamanpeedan Lake
- West Okoboji Lake
- Silver Lake
Iowa Lakes and Reservoirs
Iowa Lakes A-Z
Lakes in IA
|Lake Name||Lake Summary|
|Big Creek Lake||Big Creek Lake is located about 11 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa near the town of Polk City. The lake was created in the 1970s by the Army Corps of ...|
|Carter Lake||In the late 1800's the Missouri River changed its course, altering the future of the area around Omaha, Nebraska and creating Carter Lake. Spanning parts ...|
|Clear Lake||Clear Lake is located in Cerro Gordo County in northern Iowa. At 3,684 acres it is one of the largest natural lakes in the state. Clear Lake is one of ...|
Also known as: Coralville Reservoir
Star of east-central Iowa's recreation opportunities, Coralville Lake has led the pack for the 60 years of its existence. Originally built to control ...
|East Okoboji Lake||
Also known as: East Lake Okoboji
East Okoboji Lake is one of a chain of lakes known as Iowa's Great Lakes. East Okoboji Lake received its unique name from the Dakota Indians. They called ...
|Iowa Great Lakes||
Also known as: Big Spirit Lake, Little Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, East Okoboji Lake, Gar Lakes, Center Lake, Silver Lake
Most of the world equates Iowa with corn fields and election-year Straw Polls and has never heard of Iowa's Great Lakes. Nestled in the Northwest Region ...
|Lake Macbride||One of east central Iowa's best recreation lakes is Lake Macbride. Construction of the lake was first recommended in 1932, with the project adopted by ...|
|Lake Red Rock||
Also known as: Red Rock Lake, Red Rock Reservoir
Lake Red Rock is a reservoir in south-central Iowa created by the Army Corps of Engineers. This Marion County lake was constructed over the course of ...
Also known as: Tuttle Lake
Located in Martin County, Minnesota and Emmet County, Iowa, Okamanpeedan Lake is also known as Tuttle Lake. Okamanpeedan is Native American for "nesting ...
Also known as: Lake Rathbun
One of the largest lakes in the state of Iowa, Rathbun Lake is located in Appanoose County and is a perfect place to enjoy water sports, fishing, and ...
Also known as: Saylorville Reservoir
Saylorville Lake is a man-made reservoir located on the Des Moines River bordering the town of Polk City, about 11 miles north of Des Moines, Iowa. The ...
|Silver Lake||Silver Lake, a natural glacial lake spanning 1,041 acres, is located in northwestern Iowa bordering the town of Lake Park. It is one of the chain of lakes ...|
Also known as: Big Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake is one of a chain of lakes known as Iowa's Great Lakes. Also called Big Spirit Lake, this natural body of water was named by the Dakota Native ...
|Storm Lake||Storm Lake is located in Buena Vista County in northern Iowa. At 3,097 acres, the lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the state. On the northern ...|
|West Okoboji Lake||
Also known as: West Lake Okoboji
West Okoboji Lake is one of Iowa's eight Great Lakes located in Dickinson County. It was named "Minnetonka" by the Sioux Indians meaning "Great Waters." ...